Spotlight interview: from the Caribbean to a categorical surgery residency Spotlight interview: from the Caribbean to a categorical surgery residency
The Worst Part About Being an Internal Medicine Intern Palliative Care
Spotlight Interview: what happens when you don’t match Spotlight Interview: what happens when you don’t match
Spotlight interview: Joey from Brooklyn lands a PM&R residency Spotlight interview: Joey from Brooklyn lands a PM&R residency

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Test Taking Strategies: how to maximize your score
Medical School / Studying

Test Taking Strategies: how to maximize your score

Your USMLE step 1 and step 2 scores are the most important pieces of information in your residency application. However, acing your board exams isn’t just about knowing the science but also about having strong test taking skills. At the end of the day, your score is a combination of how smart you are […]

Spotlight interview: from the Caribbean to a categorical surgery residency
The Match: Spotlight Series

Spotlight interview: from the Caribbean to a categorical surgery residency

Today I had the good fortune to interview a close friend who matched into one of the toughest specialties in the medical field. Not only did she match into general surgery but she also earned a categorical position. Here’s her advice on how she did it.     Tell us […]

Palliative Care
Humanism

The Worst Part About Being an Internal Medicine Intern

The only thing I love more than complaining about being a doctor is actually being a doctor. Intern year sucks. There’s no way around it. I wake up at 5:15am to get to the floor at 6:00am and I rarely leave at 5:00pm when my shift is scheduled to end […]

Spotlight Interview: what happens when you don’t match
The Match: Spotlight Series / Uncategorized

Spotlight Interview: what happens when you don’t match

What happens to medical students who don’t match? Here’s what one unmatched psychiatry applicant had to say.   Thanks for letting me interview you Steven. You have a pretty unique story that my readers would love to hear about but before we delve in can you tell us a little […]

Spotlight interview: Joey from Brooklyn lands a PM&R residency
The Match: Spotlight Series

Spotlight interview: Joey from Brooklyn lands a PM&R residency

I know him as Joey from Brooklyn and had the pleasure to rotate with him before he was Dr. Seldin. Here’s what he had to say about his journey to landing a Physical Management & Rehabilitation (PM&R) residency.     Tell us a little bit about yourself. Who are you professionally? […]

Spotlight interview: from California to the Carribbean, an emergency medicine resident shares his advice
The Match: Spotlight Series

Spotlight interview: from California to the Carribbean, an emergency medicine resident shares his advice

Tell us a little bit about yourself. Who are you professionally? Who are you outside of the hospital? Well hello there everyone! My name is Ami, pronounced Ah-mee. I’m an easy going but sometimes intense guy from Los Angeles, California (cough cough the best city in the world). I grew […]

My Favorite Medical Books for Leisure
Medicine / Uncategorized

My Favorite Medical Books for Leisure

These are some of my favorite medicine related books to read for leisure. A lot of Atul Gawande, a biography of cancer, what happens when a young doctor is diagnosed with cancer, and a little bit of philosophy. Great finds for anyone in or outside of the medical field alike.   […]

Spotlight Interview: a family medicine resident who failed step 1
The Match: Spotlight Series

Spotlight Interview: a family medicine resident who failed step 1

Emily Chan is a Ross University graduate who successfully matched into her top choice residency program. However, it wasn’t an easy route to residency. As a Canadian citizen she could only apply to programs that would sponsor her visa. Oh and she also failed USMLE step 1. Here’s her story. […]

My Favorite EKG Resources
Resources

My Favorite EKG Resources

These are my favorite resources to help you learn EKG’s proficiently and efficiently without breaking the bank.     A cardio rotation! Okay I know this isn’t a resource. But my favorite month of med school was during my cardio rotation. A month of ‘hey this EKG looks weird. Mind […]

Spotlight Interview: matching in Canada from a Caribbean medical school
The Match: Spotlight Series

Spotlight Interview: matching in Canada from a Caribbean medical school

Dana is a Ross University School of Medicine graduate from Toronto. She went through both the US and Canadian matches and successfully matched into her top choice Canadian program. I interviewed Dana about her experience going through the match and the difficulties she encountered along the way. Here’s what she […]

What I Learned During My First Week of Residency
Residency

What I Learned During My First Week of Residency

In the United States July 1st marks the start date for the majority of residency programs. My residency program however starts one week early, a trend that many are adopting. It gives us one ‘extra’ week of vacation prior to the start of our second year of residency. So for all […]

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